MediSim VR launches India’s first VR Lab in Puducherry Institute of Medical Sciences – ETHealthWorld
Mumbai: MediSim VR, a Med-tech company working in the field of healthcare simulation, has set up India’s first fully automated Virtual Reality (VR) lab in the Puducherry Institute of Medical Sciences (PIMS) for MBBS students to enhance their key medical skills and train them for the future. This is in celebration of Doctors Day today and this announcement will pave the way for new-age doctors in the future. MediSim VR recently closed a pre-series A round of funding.
The company was also backed by funds from IIT Madras & Dept of Science & Technology (DST) for R&D.
Supported by AI-powered technical advancement, the medical field is expected to undergo radical transformation with benefits like expert medical advisory, digital diagnosis, wearable health monitors, and digital simulations. MediSim develops virtual reality platforms designed to make comprehensive medical training accessible and affordable across the world.
Speaking about the launch, Dr Adith Chinnaswami, Co-Founder, MediSim VR, said, “The timing is right to equip our Indian doctors or medical fraternity with the next evolution in technology in their area of learning and development. India is known to be a strong destination for medical science expertise. With this product, our plans are directed toward the pre-final and final years of the MBBS degree. We also want to unveil new content for nursing and allied health professionals and are looking to partner with the right firm. We aim to expand to not just the medical fraternity but the entire healthcare fraternity. And of course, both regional and global expansion is next on the radar.”
With the Indian medical industry waking up to virtual reality, doctors, surgeons, medical practitioners, drug makers, and hospitals are increasingly using VR and AR technology to their advantage. Thus, MediSim VR is confident about gaining a strong foothold in the market.
“Eventually we are aiming to move into the clinical side of this landscape as VR has a lot of potential in terms of changing perceptions about traditional and manual approaches. Applying VR in therapy, in vocational counselling, phobia management, and pain management can do wonders. We hope to enter the market with a product backed by deep research in this space as well,” added Dr Chinnaswami.
Registered as an Indian company, MediSim VR boasts of a patent technology that caters to all healthcare professionals to focus on essential skills required for patient care. IIT-Madras also opened doors for this soon-to-be Med-tech leader, followed by Johnson & Johnson Labs in Boston, adding another feather to its cap.